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Why Telling on Bullies Backfires

Why Telling on Bullies Backfires

Bullying becomes a bigger problem when adults triangulate BY IZZY KALMAN An important research study recently made the news. Sibling bullying has been going up in recent years. This follows on the heels of another important study that found that kids who attend schools that have anti-bullying programs are more likely to be bullied than [...]

The Lincoln Nebraska Flier Fiasco

The Lincoln Nebraska Flier Fiasco

The Buck Stops With Me BY IZZY KALMAN April 20. The past few days have been some of the most painful I have experienced in many years. A Lincoln, Nebraska elementary school ignited a media firestorm by innocently providing students with a flier listing a set of rules for “turning bullies into buddies” that enraged some parents. The story [...]

Why Schools Deny that Bullying Causes Suicide

Why Schools Deny that Bullying Causes Suicide

Kids say they commit suicide because of bullying. Why do their schools deny it? BY IZZY KALMAN Author's Transparency Declaration: I declare that I am part of the anti-bullying industry that I am criticizing. I have a financial interest in a company that offers products and services that may be related to the content of my writings. I [...]

Principle Number Two: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Principle Number Two: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Or - Practice What You Preach BY IZZY KALMAN You have probably heard the expression, Children learn from what we do, not from what we say. If they just did what we said, life would be terrific. We could simply tell them to be nice all the time, and then they will be nice. And we would be rid of bullying both at home and in school. Unfortunately, [...]

Anti-Bullying Laws are Hurting School Counselors

Anti-Bullying Laws are Hurting School Counselors

BY IZZY KALMAN Counselors are thrilled with anti-bullying laws until they face reality I have worked in schools since 1978, and I have always treated the school as a whole as my client. If we do things that are intended to help students but they hurt the school and its staff, they are going to end up hurting the students as well. Because the [...]

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